Princeton’s residential college system provides students not simply with housing and dining, but advising and resources to help them take advantage of all that the University has to offer. Princeton currently has seven residential colleges, each of which is united in a shared vision to foster community and support intellectual growth. Students are required to live in one of Princeton’s seven residential colleges as a first- and second-year student. In turn, this becomes a supportive community through all four years of study and one’s “home” for academic advising. Visit the Advising site to learn more. Residential Colleges Butler College Home to 550 residents across class years plus affiliated juniors and seniors, Butler College is a vibrant, diverse space for students that hail from around the world. Forbes College A living-learning residential space dedicated to cultivating engagement and advising support, Forbes has been a home to undergraduate students since 1970. Mathey College With 800+ resident undergraduates and affiliates, Mathey is known for its architecture and unique features including a recording studio, film theater, and dark room. New College West In new, creatively designed residences on the south side of Poe Field alongside Yeh College, New College West serves as both a home and a community for its students. Rockefeller College With rehearsal rooms, an art gallery, a library, and other social areas, “Rocky” is an inclusive community with a wide variety of interests and a shared spirit of support. Whitman College From the time they arrive, students in Whitman engage in programs that emphasize wellness and togetherness, gathering in common spaces including a theater and studios. Yeh College Across modern, dynamic living and learning spaces, some of which are shared with New College West, students come together at Yeh with a spirit of inclusivity.